Homer singing his verses to the Greeks [graphic] / Js. Gy. ad vivam fect.
Gillray, James, 1756-1815, printmaker.
[16 June 1797]
1 print : etching on wove paper, hand-colored ; sheet 26 x 33 cm
Title etched below image. Sheet trimmed within plate mark. CtY-LW Temporary local subject terms: Furniture: chairs -- Wine bottle and glasses -- Spirits: brandy -- Literature: Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I -- Allusion to the secession of the Opposition.
"Captain Morris (left) sits in profile to the right, singing from a broadside which he holds out in his left hand: 'A new Song to the Tune of the Plenipoy'. In his right hand is a full glass. He wears a round hat and fashionable half-boots; his coat, breeches, and stockings are tattered. From his pocket projects a pamphlet: 'Captain Morris's Songs by Subscription' (cf. BMSat 9240). Fox and Sheridan sit on opposite sides of a small round table, on which is a decanter of 'Brandy'. Sheridan, left, with Bardolph's fiery face, cf. BMSat 7528, &c, holds his glass and looks delightedly at Morris, as does Fox (as Falstaff), who says: "Come sing me a Boosey-Song, [A misquotation from 'I Henry IV', III. iii, where Falstaff says, "Come, sing me a bawdy song; make me merry."] to make me merry". Part of the face of a fourth man appears on the right."--British Museum online catalogue.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership. Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806--Caricatures and cartoons. Harvey, Francis--Ownership. Humphrey, Hannah, active 1774-1817, publisher. Morris, Charles,--1745-1838--Caricatures and cartoons. Riviere & Son Binding. Sheridan, Richard Brinsley,--1751-1816--Caricatures and cartoons.
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Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 7, no. 9023 Wright, T. Works of James Gillray, the caricaturist with the history of his life and times, p. 222 Wright, T. Historical and descriptive account of the caricatures by James Gillray, no. 441
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